Here I am, on a beautiful winter day in Brissie, happy as a lark..

Today, I completed my master’s degree.

I went back to Uni at the age of 44, studied with classmates half my age, raised my kids while studying and writing a million assignments and scored a cumulative GPA of 6.5(out of 7)

As I mentioned before, my life is a living example of the quote,  “you can have it all, but not all at the same time”.

I woke up this morning thinking about my life.. all the good, the bad and the ugly.. and I can honestly say, I regret nothing.

Many a times my wings were broken and I thought I would never fly again.. but I do know that somewhere deep in me I have strength that can get me through anything. I learned that the only thing that matters in the end is your resilience. How many ever times the door closes in front of you, keep knocking.. there are plenty more doors out there that are yet to be opened..

My youngest gave me a kiss before she went to school and said,

“You are an extraordinary mom.. living an extraordinary life.. and I am proud to be your child”

She said this while holding her printed resume in hand. Everyday since June, she has been going to my local Kmart and handing in her resume. She says she will do this, until the only resume pile on the manager’s table is hers and that he/she will be compelled to call her for an interview..

I guess, it is true that apple doesn’t fall too far from the tree..

So I march on.. to the next big adventure..

22 thoughts on “So

  1. Congratulations Sarah!
    Hats off ! I enjoy reading and hearing about your journey through life and your achievements and accomplishments…very inspiring!


  2. Congrats Sarah!!!

    So happy for you! And you are very inspirational in so many ways, especially demonstrating that your goals can be accomplishments can be reached no matter what life throws at you. Not a lot of people believe in this.

    And Baby is right, you are an extraordinary person with a very interesting life.

    Hope to be in your shoes next year when I finish my Master’s. Half way done !

  3. You are a true inspiration! Hats off to you for your spirit , determination and living your life to the fullest. You have raised such wonderful kids..What you sow, so shall you reap and apples dont fall too far away from the tree 🙂

  4. Congratulations Sarah. As many of the other comments have pointed out, you are an inspiration to many. And your quote ‘you can have it all just not all at the same time’ is my fallback every time I feel defeated and feel like giving up.

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